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Matt Cordes is a member of the SEG team

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Sunvestment Energy Group Featured in Solar Power World Bringing a Community PPA to Sivananda Yoga Ranch in New York


By Kelly Pickerel | July 21, 2017

Located in Woodbourne, New York, the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch is an educational facility that teaches yoga to instructors who come from across the world to learn. The Yoga Ranch promotes yoga not only as a tool for peace, but as a way to connect people to each other and the environment. As part of those teachings, the ashram has always worked to be as sustainable as possible in all areas of its operation, including on-premises food production and teaching attendees how they can help the planet. The ranch’s new 93-kW solar carport perfectly aligns with that long-standing commitment and will offset virtually all of the ashram’s electrical needs.

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Posted by Matt Cordes on Aug 13, 2017 12:48:19 PM

Topics: Renewable Investment Opportunities, community solar finance, Solar for Non-Profits, Sunvestment Energy Group, impact investment

Corporate Sustainability--from Boardrooms to B-Corps, Change is in the Air (Part II)

The second in a two-part series on the new face of Corporate Social Responsibility

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Posted by Matt Cordes on Dec 12, 2016 7:48:00 AM

Topics: Renewable Investment Opportunities, community solar finance, Solar for Non-Profits, Sunvestment Energy Group, impact investment

Corporate Sustainability--from Boardrooms to B-Corps, Change is in the Air

Part one of a two-part series on the new face of Corporate Social Responsibility. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) encompasses corporations’ efforts to understand and take responsibility for their impact on our collective environmental and social welfare. These efforts very often dovetail with the companies' commitment and investment in their employees

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Posted by Matt Cordes on Nov 14, 2016 8:30:00 PM

Topics: renewable investment opprtunities, community solar finance, Solar for Non-Profits, Sunvestment Energy Group, impact investment

Women Apply Here: The Solar Industry

Not only is solar one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., it is also a primary source of new jobs.  In a recent blog post, we discussed a few impressive statistics--President Obama’s State of the Union claim that 1 out of every 83 new jobs is solar-related, and the fact that solar employment has seen 20% year-over-year growth for the past three years, among them.

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Posted by Matt Cordes on Apr 17, 2016 8:38:58 PM

Topics: solar pv, Solar for Non-Profits, Sunvestment Energy Group, solar training

6 Reasons Super Bowl 50 Will be The Greenest Super Bowl Ever!

Drawing more than 114 million viewers in the United States alone, the 2015 Super Bowl was the most-watched U.S. television event of the year, not to mention the most popular Super Bowl to date.

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Posted by Matt Cordes on Jan 29, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Topics: solar pv, solar panels

Raising Funds, Building a Community, and Finding Your Solar Champion

In a recent blog post introducing #GivingTuesday we introduced the concept of a Solar Champion, that community member who is passionate about renewable energy and who can rally your supporters around a fundraising effort to bring solar to your organization.  In addition to providing an effective way to make renewable energy affordable, a Solar Champion-led effort can offer an outlet for creativity and an opportunity to express the spirit of your organization. 

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Posted by Matt Cordes on Nov 20, 2015 10:12:46 AM

Topics: Renewable Investment Opportunities, community solar finance, Solar for Non-Profits

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